Families on Mission

Secret word coloring page

Sharing God's love together is sure to ignite a lifelong passion for missions in your family! Use these resources at home to reinforce what preschoolers are learning at church. Talking about and praying for missionaries will spark creative ideas for helping others in your own community.  

WMU has developed resources that can help your family reach out to others.

Play and Learn October 2017

This month, Mission Friends are learning about Doc and Dee Douglas,* special workers with the Deaf. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas use sign language to teach Bible stories to both Deaf and hearing families around the world. They also work with others to translate Bible stories into sign language for Deaf communities.

Here are some ways to learn more about sign language and help the Douglases:

  1. Check out library books or videos about sign language. Learn simple signs for words like please, thank you, hello, and pray. Use them at home.

  2. Search online to find a sign language alphabet poster. Learn the signs for your child’s name. Practice the different letters.

  3. Teach your child about hearing aids, implants, and other tools used by deaf, hearing-impaired, and hard-of-hearing individuals. Show that we can be kind and not afraid of others who are different from us.

  4. Print out the coloring page. Help your child find the secret word by coloring the spaces with hearts.

  5. Pray for Doc and Dee Douglas as they work to translate Bible stories into sign language for different communities all around the world.

*Names changed

Secret Word Coloring Page

Print the page. Color the spaces that have a heart. Ask your parents to help you read the secret word.

Open the Bible and read: Love each other (see John 15:17).

Pray for Doc and Dee Douglas, special workers with the Deaf. Pray for Bible stories to be translated into sign language and many workers to come forward to help teach the stories.

by Angie Quantrell, Naches, WA


This Month

Creative thoughts for family missions activities. 

Discover more about this month's featured missionary, including prayer requests and fun facts to share with your preschoolers.

  • This month's missions focus - What is your Mission Friend studying? Find lots of ways for your family to be on mission together and to learn about the missionaries this month.

Families on Mission Calendars 2017–18

Preschoolers and their families learn about missionaries and pray for them, help others, and learn some Bible thoughts together on page 4 of each month's leaflet of Mission Friends at Home.  Ask your child's Mission Friends teacher for a copy.

Looking for more resources?

Find storybooks, helpful books, Missions Bank, Mission Friends T-Shirt, Mission Friends Sports Bottle, Mission Friends Tote Bag, parent-child leaflets, and Fair Trade items especially for preschoolers and teachers on our preschool products page.

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